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Beware of "Your WhatsApp Service has Expired" Scam

Beware of "Your WhatsApp Service has Expired" Scam

The email message below: "Your WhatsApp Service has Expired," which claims the recipients’ WhatsApp Service or Messenger has expired and they need to renew in order to prevent the loss of their images, videos, and other media files, is a phishing scam, therefore the instructions in it should never be followed. The fake email message was sent by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link within it, which will take them to a fake WhatsApp website. On the fake WhatsApp website, potential victims will be asked to sign-in with their email account credentials, and if they do so, their usernames and passwords will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam. The cybercriminals will then use the same information to hijack their potential victims' email accounts. Therefore, recipients of the phishing WhatsApp email message should delete it.

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The Phishing WhatsApp Email

Subject: Your WhatsApp Service has Expired
From: WhatsApp Messenger (support@whats. Notification.com)

WhatsApp Expiry Date Extended


Warning! Your WhatsApp Messenger Account has expired.

It is imperative to conduct an audit of your date now, or your Accounts is destroyed.

If your membership is expired when you renew, your renewal will activate once you complete the renewal process

Please renew as soon as possible to avoid the loss of all media (images, videos, historical…)

Follow the link:

Click Here to update account

We have not received the information which is required in order to finalize your profile.

Please provide the information within the next 24 hours to avoid your account being cancelled

Recipients of the phishing WhatsApp email message who have been tricked into visiting the fake WhatsApp websites and attempted to sign-in should change their email accounts' password immediately.

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  • Posted: May 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Caterham, England, United Kingdom

    Have received a text supposedly from Whatsapp saying account has expired and I can renew for a lifetime for 0.99 GBP by clicking the link below.
    This is obviously a scam. Ignore the text and deleted it without using the link they provided. Stay safe.


  • Posted: Apr 27, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Subscription has Expired
    Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:03:02 0000
    From: WhatsApp

    Dear WhatsApp User,

    Your free WhatsApp subscription has expired,
    to maintain your username and continue to benefit from our services
    we invite you to follow these instructions.

    1. Extend your subscribe

    Whatsapp Inc."


  • Posted: Apr 23, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:
    "Your subscription has expired. To verify your account and purchase a lifetime subscription for just 0.99 GBP simply tap on this link hxxp://bit.ly/2pGTIzA"


  • Posted: Mar 9, 2016 by Gbemmy from or near: Lagos, Nigeria

    Thanks so much for this information, I have received such so many times.


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